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Just to throw in an aside, there was a pretty cool little google analysis done on hard drives and failure rates vs temperature, if that is why you want fans on them.

http://labs.google.com/papers/disk_failures.pdf

The TL;DR version is that if you keep your disks at ~40C or less, temperature doesn't really have much effect on failure rates (and even 40+ is sort of a statistical blip, neat).
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post #12 of 15
Ap 14'spush some air and are pretty quiet.
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Scythe Slip Stream 800RPM

Cant beat that CFM to Dba ratio

40 cfm fans are good enough for a case
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OP. You say Scythe fan. They make lots, and resell the best.

As grassh0ppa mentions, the Slip Stream 800 rpm is pretty good. It's quiet and moves air.

I use a Gentle Typhoon (made by Nidec, resold by Scythe) 800 rpm in the front of my case - it's 20 inches (50cm) from my ear, so it needs to be quiet. Given a choice of all of my fans (see item 1), my daughter picked the same fan for the front of her case - had to buy another for me.

If the server is some distance away, then consider the 1150 and 1400 rpm Gentle Typhoons. The AP-14 (1400 rpm) is the best GT for a balance between noise and output.

Other quiet fans: Slip Stream 1200 (the SS is designed for case fan work) and the low speed Yate Loon D12SL-12. Also excellent: Gelid Silent 12 and Nexus Real Silent.

IMO your best option is to buy an inexpensive fan or buy a GT.
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RV03 when it comes out!

loaded with Coolermaster R4 sickle flow fans smile.gif

19dbs but 69CFM >=)

Those specs are complete BS I hope you know... Coolermaster blatantly lies with its fan specs.
    
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